ABOUT US

WHO IS SKRYFYSTER?

Hi! My name is Anna-Bet Stemmet. I am a writer and translator living in Malmesbury, South Africa with my husband Jacques and daughter Alexandra. When I’m not minding my Ps and Qs, I like to paint, potter around in the garden, read trashy novels and explore the Cape Winelands with my little family.

WHY SKRYFYSTER?

‘Skryfyster’ was originally supposed to be ‘skryfster’ (the female form of ‘writer’ in Afrikaans), but the inadvertent typo turned it into a pretty funny (sadly, untranslatable) hybrid word that lies somewhere between ‘writer’ and ‘iron’. Since it sounded suitably hardcore and conjured images of courageous battle dwarfs in combat, it was unceremoniously adopted as my business’ sigil.